|Federal Civil Defense Administration: "Let's Face It" - USAF Lookout Mountain laboratory|
"Civil Defense, based on the assumption that a nuclear attack from the former Soviet Union was imminent, ranked high on the list of U.S. priorities in the 1960âs. The Federal Civil Defense Administration was in charge of this Cold War activity. A key point emphasized in the video is that for citizens to survive a nuclear attack, they must be prepared. This meant they must know the locations of approved Civil Defense shelters or have their own shelter at their home, or both...
Keywords: Civil Defense; nuclear war; nuclear weapon; cold war; atomic bomb; nuclear test; nevada test site; nevada proving ground; teapot; buster-jangle; 1950s
|Operation Tumbler: a photographic study of blast and thermal phenomena - USAF Lookout Mountain Laboratory|
This film explains how cameras are positioned to record and later study blast effects (with smoke trails) and thermal fenomena (with ground dust lifted by heat). Quite techinical, with lots of footage directly from "Operation Tumbler-Snapper" of 1952 (avaiable also here on Archive.org). Being a work of US Air Force, this film is in public domain.
Keywords: Nuclear Blast; Atomic Bomb; Nevada Test Site; Nevada Proving Ground; NTS; NPG; Operation Tumbler; Cold War, US Air Force, USAF, Lookout Mountain Laboratory, Atomic Energy Commission, AEC, Department of Energy, DOE, Department of Defense, DOD, 1952
|Technical report: Tumbler Snapper - USAF Lookout Mountain Laboratory|
Relatively technical black and white film about the Tumbler-Snapper nuclear test series of 1952, which uses footage from the Tumbler-Snapper film avaiable here on Internet Archive. The viewer must not worry should the audio drop to zero: it has been done so to censor ("sanitize") parts which may reveal still-classified information. It is also interesting to see that there are no yellow bands going up to down the screen, as happened on previously released declassified DoE films (seems that they s...
Keywords: Nuclear bomb; atomic bomb; nuclear blast; cold war; Nevada Test Site; NTS; Nevada Proving Ground; NPG; Cold War; Tumbler Snapper; 1952; Atomic Energy Commission; AEC; Department of Energy; DOE; Department of Defence; DOD; US Air Force; USAF; Lookout Mountain Laboratory
|Target Nevada - USAF Lookout Mountain Laboratory|
As shown in the titles, this film is about "the story of United States Air Force support to the Atomic Energy Commission on continental atomic tests". Narrated by Carey Wilson, it uses footage shown also in "Operation Buster-Jangle" of 1951 (avaiable here on Archive.org). Being a work of the USAF, this film is in public domain.
Keywords: Nuclear blast; nuclear bomb; atomic bomb; cold war; operation buster jangle; nevada proving ground; nevada test site; lookout mountain laboratory; atomic energy commission; AEC; department of energy; DOE; department of defense; DOD; US Air Force; USAF; 1951
|Operation TEAPOT Military Effects Studies - AFSWP|
Operation TEAPOT consisted of 14 nuclear tests detonated from February 18 to May 15, 1955. The goal of the series was to test nuclear devices for possible inclusion in the nuclear weapons stockpile; improve military tactics, equipment and training; and study civil defense requirements. With Operation TEAPOT, the Atomic Energy Commission intensified its technical effort for "clean" or reduced fallout weapons and missile warheads...
Keywords: Operation Teapot; Teapot; Desert Rock; atomic; nuclear; Cold War; atomic testing; nuclear testing; 1955; military; Nevada Proving Ground; Nevada Test Site; national defense; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; radiation; radioactivity; fallout; radioactive; thermonuclear test; thermonuclear
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|Military Participation on BUSTER-JANGLE - USAF Lookout Mountain Laboratory|
Military Participation on BUSTER-JANGLE - 1951 - 1:17:00 - Nevada, Color, Sanitized Operation RANGER was the first continental nuclear test series conducted at the Nevada Proving Ground (now called the Nevada Test Site). With the exception of the Trinity shot in New Mexico, all previous weapons testing was conducted at the Pacific Proving Ground in the Marshall Islands area. From January through February, 1951, five airdrop tests were conducted...
Keywords: Buster Jangle; Buster; Jangle; Nevada Proving Ground; Nevada Test Site; Atomic Energy Commission; nuclear test; atomic test; national defense; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; radiation; radioactivity; fallout; radioactive
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|Military Participation on TUMBLER-SNAPPER - AFSWP|
Operation TUMBLER-SNAPPER consisted of eight nuclear shots in two phases. The TUMBLER phase was of primary concern to the Department of Defense, which called for airdropped nuclear weapons tests. The SNAPPER second phase was a set of experiments conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission and the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory to help improve effects of nuclear weapons. Able, an airdrop event on April 1, 1952, produced a yield of one kiloton...
Keywords: Tumbler-Snapper; Tumbler; Snapper; atomic; nuclear; Cold War; atomic testing; nuclear testing; 1952; military; Nevada; Nevada Proving Ground; Nevada Test Site; national defense; Department of Defense; radiation; radioactivity; radioactive
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